Author’s Purpose Comprehension Skill First Grade Unit 2 Week 3 Created by Kristi Waltke.

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Author’s
Purpose
Comprehension Skill
First Grade Unit 2 Week 3
Created by Kristi Waltke
Let’s Review
The main idea of a
story is what the
story is mostly
about.
Cause
and
Effect
The cause is the
girl swings the
club and hits the
ball.
The effect is
the ball moves.
A cause is something that
makes something else
happen.
An effect is what happens.
The reason an author
writes a story is called
Author’s
Purpose.
Authors may
may write
write to
to be
explain
Authors
funny
something
or give information.
or to entertain
readers.
Why do you think that
Melissa Blackwell
Burke wrote Who
Works Here?
• To tell a make-believe
story about people in
a neighborhood
• To help readers learn
more about the
people who work in a
neighborhood
Why do you think that Pat
Cummings wrote The
Farmer in the Hat?
• To tell a funny story
about class-mates
that put on a play
• To teach kids how
to make a stage for
a play
Why do you think that
Rosemary Wells
wrote A Big Fish for
Max?
• To tell an
entertaining story
of the
unexpected way
Max got his fish
• To teach kids
how to fish like
Max
Thinking about an author’s purpose
will help you become a super
reader!

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